Hellyer’s Fall Drive

By Colin Beal Colin spent time in Wyoming this year working on ranches. He helped the Hellyer family for a short time before heading off to new adventures. This is his account of his experience gathering cattle. At 6 a.m., the National Anthem played over the radio at the breakfast table.  Like the beginning ofContinue reading “Hellyer’s Fall Drive”

Keith’s Fall Drive

This is our yearly Cattle Drive, which is about 25 miles long. We trail about 200-350 cows every year back and forth between home and the place we lease. We start early in the morning and get done late in the afternoon. Its become a fun family time! We trail in the spring and thenContinue reading “Keith’s Fall Drive”

Snow Day

Remember snow days when you were a kid? It was so much fun! No school; just drinking cocoa and wearing 14 layers of clothes to go run around in the yard. Well, the RealRanchers of the Green River Valley (and most others I’ve ever been around) do not believe in snow days. THIS is aContinue reading “Snow Day”

REAL Housewives

Many of you are probably aware of the “Real Housewives” reality TV shows. These show depict spoiled, out-of-touch women across the nation and they call it entertainment. Well, a great post on Fox News by Patrick Dorinson,  The Cowboy Libertarian, has a very interesting take on who American women should look to as good examples.Continue reading “REAL Housewives”

Coming Home for Winter

As the temperature cools, the leaves turn to brilliant yellow and orange colors, the days shorten and eventually snow appears on the mountain summer range, the cattle head for home. The cows are just like the deer and antelope. They start migrating to the home ranch as the fall weather start to send reminders ofContinue reading “Coming Home for Winter”

Branding Time

The month of May in the Green River Valley is a whirwind of brandings. While folks in the city are running from one appointment to the next meeting, my schedule has my family and me flying between ranches. On my calendar I had 8 brandings to go to this month. All but one were neighbor brandings. We all trade help andContinue reading “Branding Time”

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